Watch: First Official 'Elephant Song' Trailer Featuring Xavier Dolan
"I'll make you a deal - I want three things…" With this film now playing in theaters in Canada, there's no better time to feature the first official trailer for Elephant Song from Canadian distributor eOne Films. Elephant Song is a psychological drama starring Xavier Dolan, the same filmmaker who made Mommy and Laurence Anyways, as a rather eerie patient with a mysterious past. Captain Pike of Star Trek, actor Bruce Greenwood, also stars as the hospital's director, and both Catherine Keener and Carrie-Anne Moss appear as well. I don't want to give away anything else in the plot, but the trailer should give you a good idea what's going on. I missed seeing this at TIFF, and I've been waiting to catch it. I've got to say, this trailer makes me more intrigued, even if I prefer Dolan as a director he certainly can act, too. Take a look.
Here's the first official trailer for Charles Binamé's Elephant Song, found via The Film Stage:
Synopsis: An eminent psychiatrist vanishes from his office; the last person to see him is a troubled patient named Michael (Xavier Dolan). The hospital director, Dr Greene (Bruce Greenwood), is called in to interview Michael. Miss Peterson (Catherine Keener), the head nurse, understands all too well the devastating loss that still haunts Dr Greene and warns him to steer clear of this particular patient – to no avail. Michael prattles on about elephants and opera (with the occasional hint of murder and foul play) and lures the hospital director into a devious trap. Dr Greene's redemption will come at a hefty price…
Elephant Song is directed by Canadian filmmaker Charles Binamé (also of Maurice Richard, Cyberbully previously) from a screenplay by Nicolas Billon, based on Billon's own stage play. The film first premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and also played the Atlantic, Vancouver, Hamptons & Denver Film Festivals. eOne will release Elephant Song in Canada staring February 20th, but no US release is set.